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New York court to hear Bloomberg's appeal to restore soda ban

By Daniel Wiessner ALBANY, New York (Reuters) - New York state's highest court agreed on Thursday to hear Mayor Michael Bloomberg's appeal of a decision striking down a ban on large sugary drinks in New York City, setting up the final showdown over one of the outgoing mayor's most controversial policies. The Court of Appeals did not say why it had agreed to hear the appeal.

Michelle Obama urges Americans to 'Drink Up'

US first lady Michelle Obama, who has for years been suggesting "Let's Move," Thursday added a new directive in her campaign against obesity: "Drink up." The president's wife called on Americans to drink at least one extra glass of water daily. "I've come to realize that if we were going to take just one step to make ourselves and our families healthier, probably the single best thing we could do is to simply drink more water," Obama said in a statement.

Michelle Obama urges Americans to 'Drink Up'

US first lady Michelle Obama, who has for years been suggesting "Let's Move," Wednesday added a new directive in her campaign against obesity: "Drink up." The president's wife called on Americans to drink at least one extra glass of water daily. "I've come to realize that if we were going to take just one step to make ourselves and our families healthier, probably the single best thing we could do is to simply drink more water," Obama said in a statement.

NYC asks state's top court to review ruling striking down sugary drinks size limit

NEW YORK, N.Y. - New York City is asking the state's highest court to take up the city's effort to stop many eateries from selling super-sized, sugary drinks. The request had been expected and was made public Monday. The city asks the Court of Appeals to review a lower-court ruling that struck down the measure last week. That decision says the city Board of Health exceeded its authority by putting a 16-ounce size limit on high-calorie sodas and soft drinks. The cap was to apply to restaurants, stadiums and many other places.

Theater lobbying group hails soda ban ruling, but Bloomberg won't give up fight

By Brent Lang LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - A lobbying group for theater chains hailed a New York state appeals court decision on Tuesday to strike down New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's attempts to restrict sugary beverage sales. The mayor vowed to keep fighting for the controversial ban on the large size beverages in theaters and restaurants; , intended to curb obesity.

Bloomberg's ban on big sodas is unconstitutional: appeals court

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's controversial plan to keep large sugary drinks out of restaurants and other eateries was rejected by a state appeals court on Tuesday, which said he had overstepped his authority in trying to impose the ban.

PepsiCo's profit beats Wall Street expectations, lifted by higher prices for snacks, drinks

NEW YORK, N.Y. - PepsiCo Inc. reported a quarterly profit that came in above Wall Street expectations on Wednesday and said that its mixed portfolio played a role, underscoring its commitment to selling both drinks and snacks. The company, which makes Gatorade, Doritos, Tropicana and Quaker, said higher prices helped lift revenue for its Americas food division. Volume also rose 2 per cent.

U.S. doctors target sugary drinks bought by government

By Madeline Will NEW YORK (Reuters) - The American Medical Association joined the effort to discourage consumption of sugary drinks on Wednesday with a pledge to work to get them off U.S. government food aid programs for the poor. The nation's largest physician group said removing the sugary beverages from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program would help reduce weight-related health problems.

Appeals court will consider blocked NYC soda ban on Tuesday

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration will try to convince an appeals court on Tuesday to reinstate a ban on large sugary drinks, three months after a judge struck it down at the 11th hour as an illegal overreach of executive power.

US judge blocks New York ban on giant fizzy drinks

A New York judge blocked mayor Michael Bloomberg's planned ban on giant sodas Monday, dealing a setback to his public health agenda just hours before curbs on selling such drinks were due to begin. Judge Milton Tingling ruled that measures to restrict soda servings to a maximum of 16 ounces (470 milliliters) in restaurants and other venues, were "arbitrary and capricious," and he was barring the plan "permanently."
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